Original post : 2018
The following are samplings of how RIT alums care about the health of the sayas and/or classmates.
Helen and Steeve Kay Health Care Fund for the RIT Sayas
U Thaung Sein (Steeve Kay, EC70) did not forget his roots. In addition of being a Multiple Golden Sponsor for SPZPs starting with SPZP-2000, he has set up CABA, the Helen and Steeve Kay Health Care Fund, and Kay Family Foundation to name a few.
CABA helped rebuild the houses ravaged by Cyclone Nargis.
Helen and Steeve Kay Health Care Fund provided services such as
[Predetermined] amount for funeral expenses of the Sayas
[Predetermined] amount for the hospital expenses of the Sayas
[Predetermined[ amount for the medical check up of the Sayas
The balance of the HCF has been transferred some time back to Swel Daw Yeik Foundation (SDYF).
69er Health Care Fund
320+ students were admitted to the first ever 2nd BE class in 1964.
There were 11 students in the Final Year EC class in 1969. Ko Chit Tin, Ko “Brownie” Aung Thu Yein and Ko Kyaw Soe are GBNF.
U Aung Min (M 69) and his group keeps track of
(a) the ailing 69’ers [especially those who need medical attention
(b) list of GBNF for the 69ers
(c) “Nar Ye” donation for 69ers and/or spouses
(d) Donors – large and small, named or anonymous
U Khin Maung Oo (Ivan Lee, M69), Daw Myint Myint (C69), and U Sein Myint (EC69) are some of the major donors.
It is OK to provide support for “Nar Ye”, but it is much more important to help classmates attain a reasonable “quality of life”. No needy classmate should be left behind.
We offer our sincere thanks to the Health Care Fund Organizers for providing their precious time to visit the ailing classmates.
Swel Daw Yeik Foundation (SDYF)
SDYF provides K4 lakhs for the eligible saya or sayama requiring health care (e.g. hospitalization). A group of Singapore alumni (organized by Ma Khine Khine Win) provides 50,000 kyats. The terms and amount of financial support may change with the approval at the SDYF meetings.
U Khin Maung Tun (President, SDYF) formerly provided assistance for eligible sayas for eye examination and/or operation. He has transferred the balance of his fund to SDYF.